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Timeline (page 5)

Timeline (page 5)

The First Ladies at the Smithsonian

Caroline Scott Harrison

First Lady 1889–1892

Ida Saxton McKinley

First Lady 1897–1901

Edith Carow Roosevelt

First Lady 1901–1909

Helen Herron Taft

First Lady 1909–1913

Ellen Axson Wilson

First Lady 1913–1914
First wife of Woodrow Wilson

Edith Bolling Wilson

First Lady 1915–1921
Second wife of Woodrow Wilson